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Old Jun 14, 17, 5:55 pm
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strickerj
 
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Originally Posted by ncSam View Post
I've thought the same thing when I've seen non-luxury vehicles parked in the Upgrade area. Keep in mind that PC, 5*, and Gold members are all eligible to use the upgrade area ($35 more a day, or $25 more a day for Plat and PC). So a Gold member could make a C reservation but want an SUV. If there isn't one in the Gold area to choose from, they could get it for $35 more a day from the upgrade area, which could be cheaper than booking an SUV outright.
Huh, I guess that makes sense, but it does seem like a raw deal to upgrade to a pretty basic crossover for the same price as a prestigious brand car.
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